ACTA MEDICA, Vol 58 No 4 (2015), 115–118
Unroofing Technique as an Option for the Endoscopic Treatment of Giant Gastrointestinal Lipomas
Marcela Kopáčová, Stanislav Rejchrt, Jan Bureš
announced: 10. 03. 2016
Gastrointestinal lipomas are usually asymptomatic, detected incidentally. However, they can cause severe symptoms such as obstruction, invagination, and bleeding. The transsection of an infarcted or large lipoma by needle sphincterotome (needle knife) and/or snare polypectomy of the upper part of the tumour is an option for the endoscopy treatment of giant infarcted lipomas. Cutting a top of lipoma (unroofing technique) allowed flow out of adipose tissue from the lipoma.
keywords: Endoscopy; Giant gastrointestinal lipoma; Needle sphicterotome; Unroofing technique
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